Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC Automatic Chronorally Watch


by John Sealander  

The Official Watch of the 2012 World Rally Championship

Edox Swiss WatchesEdox has a long history of timing prestigious sporting events. As far back as 1966, the company was selected as the official timekeeper for Spain’s famous Vuelta bicycle race. Their prominence in sports became even greater when Edox became the official watch of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Over the years, Edox has achieved dominance in one performance sport after another, culminating in their selection as official timekeeper for both the Class-1 World Powerboat Championship and the FIA World Rally Championship.


To celebrate their new three and a half year agreement with the WRC, Edox has introduced a spectacular new watch: the WRC Chronorally. The Chronorally has been designated as the official WRC timepiece for a grueling series of rallies to be held in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Germany, Japan, France and England. In these multi-day events, drivers experience some of the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. A lesser watch might not be up to the challenge, but the Edox WRC Chronorally will be able to take this epic motorsport adventure in stride.

Edox Mens 80078 357RN NIR2 Class-1 Automatic Rotating Bezel Watch – Front View
Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC Automatic Chronorally Watch - Front View

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Automatic Chronorally Watchh – Back View
Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC
Automatic Chronorally Watch – Side View
Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC Automatic Chronorally Watch - Back View Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC Automatic Chronorally Watch - Side View

The watch is built around a proprietary Edox 011 movement. This precision automatic movement, based on the famous Valjoux 7750, has an impressive 46-hour power reserve. The durable 45mm 316L stainless steel case features dramatically oversized chronograph pushers, so drivers can easily time important events, even while wearing driving gloves. To help minimize accidental errors, the start pusher is colored bright orange for easy identification.

This professional timekeeping instrument utilizes an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal to protect the black carbon fiber dial. Genuine nickel indices contrast with the black dial for maximum visibility. With a tachymeter on the inner bezel, three easy-to-read subdials and a convenient date/date window at 3 o’clock, this superb timepiece is ready for anything.

Only a select few will ever compete in the prestigious World Rally Championship. You don’t have to be a champion rally driver however, to experience the technology it takes to survive this grueling race. Just go to your nearest authorized Edox dealer and reserve your own Edox WRC Chronorally. This amazing watch isn’t just another commemorative timepiece. It’s the real thing!

Edox Mens 01110 3 NIN WRC Automatic Chronorally Watch

List Price: $4,225

  • Edox 011 automatic Swiss movement
  • Chronograph function
  • 316L stainless steel case, diameter 45 mm, thickness 17.5 mm
  • Black dial, day, date and tachometer
  • Stationary stainless steel bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Genuine black rubber strap, width 23 mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

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Fortis 597.11.11.L01 Flieger Automatic Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

High Flyer or History Buff, This Chrono Delivers

Fortis WatchesFortis Mens 597.11.11.L01 Flieger Automatic ChronographFlieger is the German word for pilot, or airman. In English, the word “flieger” is commonly associated with pilot watches; this is, in part, because Germans were among the first to design pilot-centric watches for the civil aviation sector in the 1930s, but also because many of the definitive look-and-feel characteristics of modern pilot watches can be attributed to German manufacture.

The Fortis Flieger Automatic Chronograph is a fine example of a modern airman’s watch. The two-part case is 40 mm in diameter and made from sandblasted stainless steel. The caseback is screw-down and stamped with the Fortis emblem. Scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal covers the dial and allows for an ample view of the counters and hands thanks to the narrow bezel. A large knurled crown, stamped with the Fortis crown emblem, makes adjusting the watch effortless; the chronograph pushers are equally stout and straightforward to operate.

Buy Fortis Men's 597.11.11 L01 Flieger Automatic ChronographIn its day, the primary significance of the arrowhead index and flanking dots at 12 o’clock on the dial was to provide upward orientation of the dial during night flight. For pilots, it still does, and for non-pilots, the ubiquitous index appears as an essential design element. The black dial features Arabic numerals and indices coated with Super-LumiNova phosphorescent paint for excellent illumination in the dark. Luminous paint also appears on the sword-shaped hour and minute hands, whose relative thickness width-wise makes it easy to read the time over top of the sub-dials.

Since function is the chief purpose of a pilot watch, the chronograph hands on the Fortis Flieger are all painted orange; this way the elapsed seconds, minutes and hours can be calculated with relative ease. The distinct positioning of the sub-dials suggests that this flieger contains a Valjoux 7750 movement, and indeed it does. The distinctive layout has the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, and the continuous-seconds counter at 9 o’clock. Two apertures placed side by side at 3 o’clock display the day and date.

To accommodate the three-plate Valjoux 7750 movement, the case is 15 mm thick and water resistant to 330 feet. A complementary padded black leather strap with white stitching draws out the white-on-black contrast of the dial. The prong-style buckle is personalized with the Fortis emblem.

The Fortis Flieger Automatic Chronograph won the inaugural European Watch Award back in 2004. To acquire a Fortis pilot watch, contact an authorized Fortis dealer.

Fortis Mens 597.11.11.L01 Flieger Automatic Chronograph

List Price: $2,825   Country of Origin: Switzerland

Buy Fortis Men's 597.11.11 L01 Flieger Automatic ChronographKey features:

  • Valjoux 7750 Swiss automatic movement
  • Chronograph, day and date functions
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, thickness 15 mm
  • Screw down crown
  • Black dial with luminous hands, numbers and markers
  • Scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Black leather band, prong-style buckle clasp, personalized with the Fortis emblem, width 20 mm
  • Water resistant to 330 feet
  • 2-year warranty

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Aviator Chronograph


by Adrian Herscovici  

A Match Made in Flight: The Fortis B-42 and the Valjoux 7750

Fortis WatchesBefore pilots had chronographs integrated into their wristwatches, they typically carried separate stopwatches for use in navigation. When the time-only wristwatch was eventually combined with a chronograph, pilots were able to satisfy both functions with one device.

Fortis fuses these two primary functions in its Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph from the company’s aviation collections, and what better movement to salute this match made in flight than the famed Valjoux 7750, the veritable workhorse of mechanical chronographs, which like the pilot watch, is renowned for its function-over-form simplicity.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch


The Valjoux 7750 was introduced in 1974 and features prominently in contemporary chronographs. It differs from the traditional column-wheel chronograph in that it uses a different mechanism to control the switching functions, which include starting, stopping and resetting. The significant advantage of the 7750’s design is in efficiency, both in terms of ease of assembly and ease of maintenance.

Fortis customizes the winding rotor of this Valjoux 7750 with blue engravings including the Fortis logo; the words Since 1912 Swiss commemorate the company’s founding year, while World’s First Manufacturer of Automatic Wristwatches commemorates one of the company’s finest achievements. All of this can be viewed through the watch’s exhibition caseback.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch - Back View


To accommodate the movement’s three-plate construction (main plate, calendar plate and chronograph plate), the two-part stainless steel case is 42 mm in diameter by 16 mm thick. The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating on both sides and the caseback is screw-down. The oversized, screw-down crown adds to the watch’s overall water resistance of 660 feet.

The distinctive chronograph counter layout of the Valjoux 7750 has the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, the 30-minute counter at 12, and the continuous-seconds counter at 9. The chronograph hands, meanwhile, are painted orange so that elapsed seconds, minutes and hours can be calculated with relative ease.

White numbers and indices provide excellent contrast against the matte, black dial. Plenty of Super-LumiNova coats the numerals, hour markers and hands. In addition to the traditional arrowhead index and flanking dots at 12 o’clock, two other arrows appear on either side of the day and date windows – one facing down and one facing up – to indicate which direction the wearer should turn the crown to make quick adjustments. The flange has a tachymeter scale for measuring speed in conjunction with the chronograph.

This Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph features a padded cognac-brown leather strap with white stitching that brings the black, orange and white dial elements to the fore. The strap is fitted to the case and the prong-style buckle is personalized with the Fortis crown.

This Fortis B-42 Pilot Professional Chronograph may also custom labeled through the Fortis Squadron Watch and Fortis Private Label Watch Programs.

Fortis Mens 635.10.11 L.08 B-42 Pilot Professional Black Dial Chronograph Aviator Watch

List Price: $3,425

  • Swiss automatic Valjoux 7750 movement
  • Chronograph, day and date features
  • Stainless steel case, diameter 42mm, thickness 16mm
  • Screw down crown
  • Black dial
  • Scratch resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Brown leather band, width 19mm, buckle clasp
  • Water resistant to 660 feet
  • 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

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Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Special Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch


by John Sealander  

One went into outer space.

100 more are now available for your wrist.

Fortis WatchesThe original Fortis Stratoliner chronograph has the distinction of being the first Fortis watch to be launched in space when it went into orbit in 1992 on board a Russian Proton rocket as one of the exhibits in the world’s first “space museum.” Even though the Stratoliner was never as popular as later Fortis space and aviation watches, this initial venture into space earned the watch a place in history and led to close cooperation between Fortis and the Russian space program. To this day, every Russian cosmonaut is presented with a Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph when they complete their training at the Yuri Gagarin Space Center.

Early Fortis Stratoliner watches are prized by collectors today for their use of the legendary Lemania 5100 movement. This rugged movement could survive acceleration in excess of 7G without loss of accuracy and easily absorbed shocks and blows without stopping the chronograph second hand. When the 30 year old movement was discontinued in 2003, Fortis continued to manufacture the classic Stratoliner using an enhanced version of the reliable Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement. The Stratoliner never went out of production and eventually became part of the popular Fortis B-42 Collection.

Buy Fortis Men's 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Chronograph WatchTo commemorate the Stratoliner’s important place in space and aviation history, Fortis has recently introduced a special limited edition of the classic Stratoliner in celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary. This handsome 42mm timepiece features a dramatic black PVD coated stainless steel case that houses the Swiss made ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement. The black dial and retro looking black tachymeter bezel are enhanced with the use of 18 karat rose gold accents, along with gold plated hands. The watch is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and two rose gold pushers and a gold crown complete the elegant look.

Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch


Only 100 pieces of this exclusive limited edition timepiece will ever be produced. Each watch is water resistant to 200 meters and is fitted with a black leather or reptile strap. If you’re interested in acquiring a Fortis Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition for yourself, you’ll want to act quickly. This exclusive edition is sure to be popular with collectors, so be sure to contact an authorized Fortis dealer immediately and reserve your Stratoliner today.

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Fortis Mens 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Black Dial Chronograph Watch

Buy Fortis Men's 665.13.19 L.01 B-42 Stratoliner 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Chronograph WatchList Price: $10,675

Key features:

  • Movement– Swiss made ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement
  • Function– Hour, minute, second, day, date, chronograph
  • Case– Black PVD coated stainless steel, diameter 42 mm, thickness 15.5 mm
  • Bezel– Black tachymeter bezel enhanced with 18 karat rose gold accents
  • Dial/Hands– Black with gold plated hands
  • Crystal– Scratch resistant sapphire
  • Band– Black calfskin with clasp, width 20 mm
  • Special Features– Limited edition 100 pieces, rose gold pushers and gold crown
  • Water resistance– Up to 660 feet
  • Waranty – 2 years

Gevril Group US, Canada and Caribbean Fortis Watches Agent

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US, Canada and Caribbean agent for Fortis Watches and the official Fortis watch repair service center. Contact us by email or by calling 845-425-9882.

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